In short: excellent yet minor changes could be made In full: I regret to remark that,conversely to the instructions in the leaflet ("..separate starts..several minutes .."), 10k and half marathon starts were given at the same time. I found myself at the end of the pack. This produced a mess a start either crossing the traffic barrier or turning right from bath road by slowing people down with a considerable safety risk. I don't get the fact of making people start and sharply turn around. Date of review: October 8, 2007
In short: Overall very well managed and executed. Big thanks to all the marshalls and organisers. In full: This was my first half marathon but I've done other running/MTB and duathlon events. This was very well marshalled. There was plenty of water stations. Plenty of direction markers. I would have liked a few more distance markers in the last mile as I was trying to pick my pace up for a sprint finish. Overall very well managed and executed. Big thanks to all the marshalls and organisers. Date of review: October 8, 2007
In short: Excellent value for money In full: In this day and age, it is very refreshing to enter a race which doesn't rip you off! Great atmosphere, especially for beginners, with an adequate number of friendly marshalls. I agree that the 10K & half marathon should have a bigger gap between the start times to avoid congestion. Otherwise, a gem of a run.
Oh, and a big 'well done' to the guy I ran with (Andy) who beat his PB by 6 seconds! Date of review: October 8, 2007
In short: I ran without a number as my "name was not on the list"!!!!! In full: funny how I got this emal today asking me to comment on the race - I went to collect my number at the start - but I was not on the list of paid runners for the 10K.
I did it anyway and out of the anger got my PB 50 mins! Date of review: October 7, 2007
In short: Great run. I have no real negatives In full: I thoroughly enjoyed the run this morning, I did the 1/2 marathon and was mere seconds out side of my pb. I actually thought it was a flat course, not sure if it falls under the undulating category, but that just makes for a pleasant surprise during the race.
Like a poster below, I noticed that the 8 mile mark was missing. I just assumed that some meddling kids had nicked it to be honest.